Tuesday, October 31, 2006

happy halloween!!

I went to Starbucks this morning to get a coffee on my way in to work, and they were all dressed up in there, a hot young sailor made me my latte! - I'm not sure if it was the costume or what, but he was pretty cute, definitely a nice way to start the day!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

thursday thirteen... (on friday)

thirteen things I did yesterday that didn't invlove posting my thursday thirteen...

1. I was 20 minutes late for work

2. I had 2 meetings with clients about projects they need done by the end of the month (ie. Tuesday!)

3. I convinced my big boss that due to stress and work pressure we needed Starbucks & he went out and got it for us!

4. I helped HB design his hallowe'en costume

5. I spent an hour talking to HB about the differences between boys and girls

6. I stayed late at work to catch up on the work I wasn't able to get done because of #'s 4 & 5

7. I went to the gym

8. I vacuumed and did the giant pile of dishes that had been sitting beside my sink since Sunday

9. I had toast and 2 glasses of wine - that came from a box! for dinner (yup, I'm extremely classy)

10. I put on my warmest fuzziest pyjamas and my pink slippers

11. I was all excited for Grey's Anatomy only to find out that for some reason (likely sports related) it wasn't a new episode :-(

12. I watched Anger Management instead - quite possibly the worst movie of all time

13. I fell asleep and was woken up in the night with the realization that Thursday had come and gone and I hadn't done my thursday thirteen!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

call waiting...

My best friend called me last night, and the start of our conversation was so funny, I seriously thought I might die of laughter...

me: (picks up phone) hello?

her: (sounding a little panicky) hi, finally, I was starting to get worried

me: why??

her: I've been trying to call you for the last 20 minutes but something was wrong with your phone

me: (very confused) what do you mean?

her: well, I would dial your number and then there was silence and then your phone would make this strange beeping noise, like this beeep, beeep, beeep, beeep

me: hysterically laughing, tears streaming down my face, it takes a full minute before I can speak

her: (annoyed) what is so funny, I was really worried

me: um, that's a busy signal, I was on the phone with my Mom!

Apparently I'm the only person she knows who is too cheap to get call waiting!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

thursday thirteen...

13 things you didn't know about me

1. I'm deathly afraid of birds

2. Martha Stewart is my idol, and I don't care if people think that makes me crazy

3. I need my socks to match my outfit, if they don't, I will change my outfit to match my socks

4. I have no desire to ever go to Europe, but I would love to go to Australia

5. I don't think Angelina Jolie is the least bit attractive - I actually think she looks a little like a man

6. My sister is adopted, but I am not

7. Cheese pizza with pineapple is my most favourite food

8. I constantly bite my nails, and have tried everything to stop but nothing seems to work

9. I have a serious crush on Vince Vaughan, although I really don't find him at all attractive

10. I own every season of Friends and am constantly referencing episodes to my every day life, much to the annoyance of most of my friends

11. I put ketchup or ranch dressing on almost everything I eat

12. I own over 30 pairs of flip flops

13. When I hang up the phone with someone, I always wait for them to say goodbye first which sometimes results in a very awkward pause, but I just can't be the one to end the conversation

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I tried calling about updating my satellite TV service today, and it didn't go well, why does it have to be so difficult to deal with a big company?? This is basically how our conversation went...

me (happy, and being my usual chipper morning self): Hi, I'd like to get another receiver for my satellite

her (bitter about her job, and obviously doesn't speak englsh well at all): ok, you have receiver ID number

me (still chipper): no, I don't have a receiver, I'd like to get one.

her: ok, you need receiver first before service.

me (a little less chipper): ok but I already have service for one, I'd just like to get another one from you

her: ok, you must buy receiver, it costs $99

me (annoyed): ok, that's fine.

her: I need credit card number from you to pay

me (more annoyed): can't you just add it to my monthly bill that I already receive and I'll pay that way

her: no, you need credit card, you give me number

me (frustrated): I don't have a credit card

her: I can't give you receiver without credit card, you give me number

me (angry): I DON'T have a credit card, can I pay you a different way

her: no, you go to (names a large electronics store) and buy one, then you call back

me: fine (I hang up).

I don't understand this, I have satellite service, I pay my bill ontime every month, I want to upgrade my service, essentially paying you more, and you say no. Just because I don't have a credit card, I can't buy anything from you, so you'd rather I go to a different company, buy a product from them and then activate it with you? How does this make any sense at all?

Monday, October 16, 2006

monday randoms...

I forgot to pick up my paycheque on Friday! I actually forgot!! This has NEVER happened before ever in my life! I realized it yesterday and was so excited to discover what it feels like not to have to live paycheque to paycheque, its amazing!!! (I did however make it a priority to pick it up immediately when I got into work this morning, and will be cashing it on my way home tonight, I can't live that long without it!)

Our office is so cold today, I'm still wearing my jacket & scarf, its very hard to type when your fingers are like little icicles.

I have fettucine alfredo for lunch today, but I really want it to be a salad.

The boy & I found a huge foresty/conservation area with walking trails literally across the street from my house which I had no idea even existed, and I've lived there for 3 years! - apparently I'm not overly observant!

I really need to get my eyebrows waxed

I'm halfway done my Christmas shopping - this has also never happened before.

HB is going to Starbucks to get us coffees and help warm us up so we can continue working - I voted for going home instead, but he said no.

I really need to go to the gym, that is my priority for tonight - that & grocery shopping because I have nothing to eat in my fridge

Today my job is boring me and I'm doing everything possible to avoid actually working - so far so good!

One of my friends told me last night that she & her husband are trying to get pregnant - I am happy for her, but sad for me, she is my most fun friend, and selfishly I know that she'll have less time for me once she is a Mom, also that means that I now only have 1 close friend who doesn't have kids, apparently we are getting to 'that age' - I don't want to be 'that age'.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

thursday thirteen...

After reading a ton of posts on other people's blogs, I have been inspired to create a theme day for myself, I have decided that every Thursday, I will give you a list of 13 things about me. They could be random things, things I'm thinking, or things you'd like to know, feel free to make suggestions, I'll do my best to accommodate them (within reason of course!). So, find below, the first installment. Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

13 things you'll never hear me say...

1. 'Oh, no wine for me thanks, I'm not a big drinker'.

2. 'I'm bored, I think I'll go spend an hour at the gym'.

3. 'Early retirement, no thanks, I'm going to work until the day they throw me out of here'.

4. 'Hi, I'm Katie-Q, you must be my new neighbour'.

5. 'That's ok, its not a big deal if I miss an episode of Grey's Anatomy/ANTM/Project Runway/Big Brother/Rockstar'.

6. 'Its ok if it isn't exactly what I asked for, its the thought that counts'.

7. 'Everything doesn't have to be coordinated to look good'

8. 'I love camping'.

9. 'I think this size 2 is too big for me, maybe I should try the 0'.

10. 'I didn't hear that about (insert celebrity scandal), I never follow Hollywood gossip'.

11. 'No thanks, I'm full'.

12. 'Maybe a girl can have too many handbags'.

13. 'Wow, I'm having the best hair day ever!'.

monday randoms...

1. I am so full from my weekend, I had to wear my 'fat jeans' and a very loose sweater today as I am quite sure that no one wants to look at me in anything else, I'm heading to the gym tonight to work off all this turkey!

2. Leighann is back!!!! She's recovering from her surgery and I am so happy for her! It won't be long now until she is back to her old Starbucks-drinking self.

3. I watched 'When Harry met Sally' for abouth the millionth time over the weekend, and remembered how much I love this quote,

'Harry Burns: There are two kinds of women: high maintenance and low maintenance.
Sally Albright: Which one am I?
Harry Burns
: You're the worst kind. You're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance.

I'm a little bit afraid that I might be that kind too!

I also love the message he leaves her on her answering machine

'The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe that (a) You're not home, (b) You're home but you don't want to talk to me, or (c) You're home, desperately want to talk to me, but you're trapped under something heavy. If it's either (a) or (c), please give me a call.'

4. Sheila has paid off almost $7,000 of her monster debt in just over a month, WAY TO GO!!!

5. I love that its a short week for me, it feels like Monday and yet its already Tuesday!!

6. Lindsay is going through a difficult time right now, please send your happy thoughts over to her.

7. Please also send your happy thoughts over to Cat, who got home from her trip to Germany, but her luggage did not!

8. HB is here today and is wearing a very nice white t-shirt, dark jeans and brown shoes, he obviously didn't overdo it on the turkey over the weekend, because he is looking as fabulous as ever, apparently it was just me who chose to go back for thirds (two days in a row)

Friday, October 6, 2006

mmmm turkey...

Just a quick note today to wish everyone a Happy Thanskgiving (everyone Canadian that is) as this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, I am leaving work at 2:00 today and will be off until Tuesday, eating turkey and drinking too much wine!

My sister is home from school for the weekend, so we have fun plans for Saturday, and I have a couple of dinners to go to on Sunday and Monday. I'm making créme caramel for dinner with my Parents on Sunday, wish me luck on that one!!

Have a happy weekend everyone, I'll be back on Tuesday, and hopefully I'll still be able to fit into my clothes after all that turkey!

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

happy thoughts needed...

Please send your thoughts and good wishes to Leighann & her family, she is sick and will be in the hospital until at least Friday. If you could take the time to post a happy thought on her blog, I'm sure she will appreciate it when she gets home. She is someone I am proud to call my friend (even thought we've never met) and I will be sending her happy thoughts for a full recovery every day.

We miss you Leighann, feel better soon. :-)

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

I'm in the money...

I am happy to report that for the very first time in about 3 years, that my bank account has a positive balance and has had one for almost a whole month!!!! I know this sounds silly to most people, but this is a huge accomplishment for me, I can't even tell you how good it feels to know that I have money in my account and I am not accumulating more debt every day. I still have a small amount to pay on my line of credit, but the budgeting is going well and by this time next year, I should be free and clear of all debt!

Also, I bought my sister's Christmas present on ebay today, the exact purse she wanted which retails for over $50, for just $24.73 with all taxes and shipping! Wahoo!!!! :-)